|Interview with DeAnna Brown - Nye County History Project|
The Nye County Town History Project (NCTHP) engages in interviewing people who can provide firsthand descriptions of the individuals, events, and places that give history its substance. The products of this research are the tapes of the interviews and their transcriptions. This interview with DeAnna Brown involves the early history of Pahrump, Nevada County of Nye
Keywords: Pahrump; Nye County; Nevada; Brown; Oral History; Nevada Test Site
|Interview with Al and Lynn Bells - Nye County History Project|
The Nye County Town History Project (NCTHP) engages in interviewing people who can provide firsthand descriptions of the individuals, events, and places that give history its substance. The products of this research are the tapes of the interviews and their transcriptions. This interview with the Bells is about the early history of Pahrump, Nevada in the County of Nye.
Keywords: Pahrump; Nye County; Nevada; Bells; Oral History; Nevada Test Site
|Today In Perspective Week of November 20, 2008 - Today In Perspective|
The mission of Today In Perspective is to provide an informational, relevant and entertaining view of current news and events from a historical perspective. This week we take a look at the history of the Nevada Nuclear Test Site and the current state of nuclear weapons in the United States and the world.
Keywords: history; news; nuclear testing; Nevada test site; Iran; Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; nuclear weapon
|Federal Civil Defense Administration: "Let's Face It" - USAF Lookout Mountain laboratory|
"Civil Defense, based on the assumption that a nuclear attack from the former Soviet Union was imminent, ranked high on the list of U.S. priorities in the 1960âs. The Federal Civil Defense Administration was in charge of this Cold War activity. A key point emphasized in the video is that for citizens to survive a nuclear attack, they must be prepared. This meant they must know the locations of approved Civil Defense shelters or have their own shelter at their home, or both...
Keywords: Civil Defense; nuclear war; nuclear weapon; cold war; atomic bomb; nuclear test; nevada test site; nevada proving ground; teapot; buster-jangle; 1950s
|The NRDC/Soviet Academy of Sciences joint seismic verification project, Vitali Goldanski and the Lost Wheeler Letter - Patrick Bruskiewich|
In May 1986 the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), a NGO out of New York, entered into arrangements with the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow to place autonomous seismic stations near the main nuclear test sites in the USSR and in the United States. This NRDC/SAS verification project had tacit support from the Reagan White House and from the Gorbachev Kremlin. The author had been following closely the NRDC Initiative since its inception and had offered to assist their efforts in Canad...
Keywords: Natural Resources Defense Council; Soviet Academy of Sciences; 1986 joint seismic verification project; Nuclear Test Ban; the Lost Wheeler Letter; Vitali Goldanski; Glenn Seabourg; Ted Taylor; William Epstein; Bill Broad; CORRTEX; Semipalatinsk; Nevada Test Site
|Operation Tumbler: a photographic study of blast and thermal phenomena - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
This film explains how cameras are positioned to record and later study blast effects (with smoke trails) and thermal fenomena (with ground dust lifted by heat). Quite techinical, with lots of footage directly from "Operation Tumbler-Snapper" of 1952 (avaiable also here on Archive.org). Being a work of US Air Force, this film is in public domain.
Keywords: Nuclear Blast; Atomic Bomb; Nevada Test Site; Nevada Proving Ground; NTS; NPG; Operation Tumbler; Cold War, US Air Force, USAF, Lookout Mountain Laboratory, Atomic Energy Commission, AEC, Department of Energy, DOE, Department of Defense, DOD, 1952
|Technical report: Tumbler Snapper - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
Relatively technical black and white film about the Tumbler-Snapper nuclear test series of 1952, which uses footage from the Tumbler-Snapper film avaiable here on Internet Archive. The viewer must not worry should the audio drop to zero: it has been done so to censor ("sanitize") parts which may reveal still-classified information. It is also interesting to see that there are no yellow bands going up to down the screen, as happened on previously released declassified DoE films (seems that they s...
Keywords: Nuclear bomb; atomic bomb; nuclear blast; cold war; Nevada Test Site; NTS; Nevada Proving Ground; NPG; Cold War; Tumbler Snapper; 1952; Atomic Energy Commission; AEC; Department of Energy; DOE; Department of Defence; DOD; US Air Force; USAF; Lookout Mountain Laboratory
|Military Participation on BUSTER-JANGLE - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
Military Participation on BUSTER-JANGLE - 1951 - 1:17:00 - Nevada, Color, Sanitized Operation RANGER was the first continental nuclear test series conducted at the Nevada Proving Ground (now called the Nevada Test Site). With the exception of the Trinity shot in New Mexico, all previous weapons testing was conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground in the Marshall Islands area. From January through February, 1951, five airdrop tests were conducted...
Keywords: Buster Jangle; Buster; Jangle; Nevada Proving Ground; Nevada Test Site; Atomic Energy Commission; nuclear test; atomic test; national defense; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; radiation; radioactivity; fallout; radioactive
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|Exercise Desert Rock - U.S. Department of Defense|
In 1951, the Army, working with the Atomic Energy Commission, carried out the Desert Rock Exercises, an experiment to "dispel much of the fear and uncertainty surrounding atomic radiation and the effects of gamma and x-rays." A tent encampment was set up about 27 miles from where the atomic explosions were detonated on the Nevada Proving Grounds. The encampment housed about 5,000 Army soldiers, civilian observers and technicians...
Keywords: Exercise Desert Rock; Desert Rock; 1951; nuclear; nuclear testing; atomic; atomic testing; Nevada; Nevada Test Site; NTS; Buster Jangle; Buster-Jangle; Buster; Jangle; military; radiation; radioactive; fallout; Cold War
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|Target Nevada - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
As shown in the titles, this film is about "the story of United States Air Force support to the Atomic Energy Commission on continental atomic tests". Narrated by Carey Wilson, it uses footage shown also in "Operation Buster-Jangle" of 1951 (avaiable here on Archive.org). Being a work of the USAF, this film is in public domain.
Keywords: Nuclear blast; nuclear bomb; atomic bomb; cold war; operation buster jangle; nevada proving ground; nevada test site; lookout mountain laboratory; atomic energy commission; AEC; department of energy; DOE; department of defense; DOD; US Air Force; USAF; 1951
|Operation TEAPOT Military Effects Studies - AFSWP|
Operation TEAPOT consisted of 14 nuclear tests detonated from February 18 to May 15, 1955. The goal of the series was to test nuclear devices for possible inclusion in the nuclear weapons stockpile; improve military tactics, equipment and training; and study civil defense requirements. With Operation TEAPOT, the Atomic Energy Commission intensified its technical effort for "clean" or reduced fallout weapons and missile warheads...
Keywords: Operation Teapot; Teapot; Desert Rock; atomic; nuclear; Cold War; atomic testing; nuclear testing; 1955; military; Nevada Proving Ground; Nevada Test Site; national defense; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; radiation; radioactivity; fallout; radioactive; thermonuclear test; thermonuclear
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|Military Participation on TUMBLER-SNAPPER - AFSWP|
Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER consisted of eight nuclear shots in two phases. The TUMBLER phase was of primary concern to the Department of Defense, which called for airdropped nuclear weapons tests. The SNAPPER second phase was a set of experiments conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory to help improve effects of nuclear weapons. Able, an airdrop event on April 1, 1952, produced a yield of one kiloton...
Keywords: Tumbler-Snapper; Tumbler; Snapper; atomic; nuclear; Cold War; atomic testing; nuclear testing; 1952; military; Nevada; Nevada Proving Ground; Nevada Test Site; national defense; Department of Defense; radiation; radioactivity; radioactive
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|Atom Blast, Yucca Flat, Nevada, 03/17/1953 - United States. Army|
Just sound & no picture for the first few minutes. Then A-bomb, etc footage.National Archives description: "LSs from News Nob of mountain ridge in early morning. An atom bomb is exploded (excellent shot of the blast). ELS, early morning, an experimental house burning. Pan of the mushroom against darkened sky. The mushroom begins to dissipate as the sky lightens. LS over the desert. A yucca plant and Joshua trees in foreground...
Keywords: Atomic Bomb; Nuclear Test; Upshot-Knothole Annie; Operation Upshot-Knothole Annie; Upshot-Knothole; Atomic; A-Bomb; Nuclear weapons testing victims -- United States; Veterans -- Diseases -- United States; Cold War; Mushroom Cloud; Hodge, John R. (John Reed) 1893-; United States. Army; Nevada Test Site (Nev.)